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Facebook: Nick Clegg says ‘no evidence’ of Russian interference in Brexit vote

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There is “absolutely no evidence” Russia influenced the Brexit result using Facebook, the company’s vice-president, Sir Nick Clegg, has said. The former deputy PM told the BBC the company had carried out analyses of its data and found no “significant attempt” by outside forces to sway the vote. Instead, he argued that “the roots to Read More

‘No evidence’ of Russian interference in Brexit, Facebook exec says

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A top Facebook executive said there’s no evidence that Russia influenced the Brexit referendum result, prompting a backlash from some British lawmakers and critics of the tech giant. Nick Clegg, the former British deputy prime minister who currently serves as the social network’s head of global policy and communications, said the company’s internal investigations did Read More

Russia says it will counter ‘illegal’ US sanctions on Iran

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By Tom Gillespie, news reporter Russia says it will counter “illegal” sanctions Donald Trump plans to impose on Iran after the downing of a US drone. Deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov has not revealed what steps Russia would take in response to the measures taken by Donald Trump aimed at stopping the country from obtaining Read More

Watch Dogs at E3: We want players to find value in other people

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The maker of a game set in a post-Brexit London says he wants it to help players “value” people from different backgrounds. In Watch Dogs: Legion, which takes place in the “not-too-distant future”, gamers will control a group of hackers trying to take down a regime which has taken control of the UK through an Read More

EU talks break down as leaders fail to agree top job candidates

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EU talks to decide who should take on the bloc’s top jobs have broken down. Theresa May attended the talks in Brussels which continued until the early hours of the morning. A new summit will now be held on 30 June. The three lead candidates (called Spitzenkandidaten) to succeed Jean Claude-Juncker as the next European Read More

EU aims to complete top jobs jigsaw puzzle on June 30

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will meet again on June 30 to seek agreement on who should inherit the bloc’s top jobs – including the head of its central bank – after failing to get a deal in talks dragging into the small hours on Friday. French President Emmanuel Macron, European Council President Donald Read More

EU fails to agree on top jobs, more talks on June 30

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will meet again on June 30 to seek agreement on who should inherit the bloc’s top jobs – including the head of its central bank – after failing to get a deal at the second attempt in talks dragging into the small hours on Friday. French President Emmanuel Macron, Read More

Climate protesters interrupt speech by UK finance minister

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Climate change activists interrupt a speech by British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to leaders of the country’s financial services industry, in London, Britain June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Andy Bruce LONDON (Reuters) – Climate change protesters briefly interrupted a high-profile speech by British Finance Minister Philip Hammond to leaders of the country’s financial services industry Read More

Prospects of EU summit deal on top jobs go up in smoke

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Chances of EU leaders agreeing on Thursday on who should inherit the bloc’s top jobs – including the head of its central bank – appeared vanishingly slim, as France and Germany cast doubt on any imminent deal and Ireland said electing a pope would be easier. French President Emmanuel Macron, European Council Read More